CISSP-ISSAP requires a candidate to demonstrate 2 years of professional experience in the area of architecture and is an appropriate credential for Chief Security Architects and Analysts who may typically work as independent consultants or in similar capacities. The architect plays a key role within the information security department with responsibilities that functionally fit between the C-suite and upper managerial level and the implementation of the security program. The candidate would generally develop, design, or analyze the overall security plan. Although this role may typically be tied closely to technology, it may be fundamentally closer to the consultative and analytical process of information security.
The ISSAP is ideal for CISSPs working in positions such as, but not limited to:
To qualify for the CISSP-ISSAP, you must have at least 2 years of cumulative paid, full-time professional work experience in the area of architecture, maintain your CISSP credential in good standing, and pass the ISSAP examination.
Please Note: The Associate of (ISC)² designation is not available for the CISSP concentrations (CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSEP, and CISSP-ISSMP).
The ISSAP examination domains and weights are:
PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 1, 2017, the CISSP-ISSAP exam will be based on a new exam outline. The domains and their weights have changed. Please refer to the ISSAP Exam Outline and our FAQs for details.
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